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Course Outline
Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
5:00pm -  Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily   Description
This course is a practical structural design course that contains step-by-step procedures that include instructions that help understand and solve routine building structural problems. The course contains a short introduction to the National Building Code of Canada, NBCC 2005, and then goes into detail on how to calculate the expected environmental and occupational loads on a structure, which includes dead, live, snow, wind, and seismic loads.  A crash summary of the required structural analysis basics that are needed for structural design will be explained.  The course then goes into the design of steel, reinforced concrete structural elements by limit states design according to the Canadian Standard Association CSA codes S16-01 and A23.3-04, respectively.  The connection design of steel members and the design of deep and shallow foundations are also discussed.  

Target Audience

  • Structural site Engineers and even design Engineers needing to refresh their design skills according to the new building code and design standards.
  • Structural contractors wanting to know how the structures they erect are designed.
  • Structural draftsmen wanting to know how the structures they draw are designed.
  • Architects and non-structural engineers such as Mechanical, Electrical and Plant Engineers interested in upgrading their knowledge and skills in the area of structural design.
Introduce the attendees to the manner in which environmental influences and occupancies are transformed into structural loadings and the manner in which structures resist these loadings. The attendees will learn how to compute loadings, and to design steel and concrete members, including steel connections. The course also includes the design of deep and shallow foundations and aims at exposing the attendees to the practical aspects of design, which are normally gained through practical experience and the work in design offices.   Learning Outcomes
This course will introduce you to the current codes and standards that govern structural design, including the structural provisions of the National Building Code of Canada NBCC 2005. You will also learn:
  • Basic understanding of codes and design methods.
  • Understanding of how to calculate the environmental and occupational loads and their combined effect on a structure.
  • Knowledge on the design of steel tension, compression and bending members.
  • Knowledge on the design of reinforced concrete beams and columns.
  • Knowledge on the design of steel connections.
  • Knowledge on the design of foundations.
  Program Outline

1. Limit states design fundamentals and concepts.
2. Calculating the loads on the structure according to the NBC 2005.

  • Live loads due to use and occupancy
  • Snow loads (including drifts and sliding)
  • Wind loads (external & internal)
  • Earthquake loads (Equivalent static force procedure)
3. Evaluating the load combinations on structures according to the NBC 2005 and determining the governing loads for design.
  • Buildings
  • Bridges
  • Retaining walls

4. A crash summary of structural analysis basics

  • Types of supports/end conditions
  • Determinant and indeterminant structures
  • Bending moment, shear force & axial force diagrams
  • Design envelopes

5. Summary of important member properties.

  • Stress-strain curves
  • Modulus of elasticity
  • Axial & rotational Stiffness
  • Moment of inertia
6. Structural steel material properties and design fundamentals

7. Design of steel members

  • Tension members
  • Compression members (columns)
  • Laterally supported and unsupported steel beams.

8. Design of steel welded and bolted connections.
9. Reinforced concrete material properties and design fundamentals.

  • Properties and design requirements for concrete
  • Properties and design requirements for reinforcing steel

10. Design of reinforced concrete beams.

  • Single and doubled reinforced rectangular sections
  • T-sections.

11. Design of reinforced concrete columns

  • Short columns
  • Slender columns

12. Design of Shallow Foundations.

  • Isolated footing
  • Combined footings
  • Mat foundations

13. Design of Deep Foundations

  • Types of deep foundations
  • Friction pile foundations
  • End bearing pile foundations
  Instructor Mohamed Khalil, Ph.D., P.Eng., MBA., has over 15 years experience in concrete design, fatigue analysis and structural design in Canada and abroad. Dr. Khalil has hands- on experience as a specialist in the Aerospace industry in the design of critical rotating structure under HCF and LCF loadings. He got involved in designing many projects using the preliminary structure, fatigue and fracture analysis for aircraft and automotive industries. Currently Dr. Khalil is working at Bombardier Aerospace in marketing aircraft to different airline operators. Dr. Khalil has authored scientific publications and delivered papers at different scientific conferences in North America and Europe on topics related to fatigue and fracture mechanics of metallic structures. He has also contributed in the publication of scientific textbooks.

Dr. Khalil received his B.Sc. degree from Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, received his M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and received his MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. In addition, Dr. Khalil has more than ten years of teaching experience at the Lakehead University, and University of Waterloo where he taught a wide variety of courses in engineering structure and materials and engineering economics.

Prerequisites & Certificates


Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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